This is an on-demand class. You'll receive a PDF digital download with instructions on how to view the class, material list, and link to watch the videos. Run time: approximately 120 minutes + bonus 60 minute video.
This is a recorded class from March 2023. I teamed up with Andrea of Vital Body Wellness. Andrea is a Physical Therapist. She believes movement is powerful medicine, and loves to help people benefit from it. I believe that mending is joyful and that repairing your clothes brings you closer to yourself and the Environment.
Folks who spend time mending (or typing) can experience pain in the neck or hands. We teamed up to bring you Mending Socks and Necks.
Learn how to repair your holey socks and sweaters.
Learn the best tools and materials for repairing your knits.
Learn gentle movements for your hands, neck, and body.
All skill levels are welcome.
Repair a sweater or sock while watching this video or practice your skills with materials in a mending kit (optional add-on).
Best tools and materials for darning and repairing knit fabrics
How to darn sweaters and socks with a hand darned rectangle (shown in photos)
This style of darning isvisible mending, like the repairs shown in the photos
PDF digital document with list of supplies, materials, and resource guide
Link to view 120 minute recorded class
Visible Mending Knit Booklet PDF
Bonus 60 minute movement video:
Play all at once
Or choose a 20 minute movement session from the group
When: Watch whenever you have the time. Class runs about 120 minutes long.
60 minutes spent on movement
60 minutes spent on knit repair
Purchase a mending kit to practice this hand darning technique. Kits include: Cotton fabric swatch for practicing, a few small cotton swatches for patching, cotton embroidery thread, cotton Sashiko thread, 5 sharp darning needles, 1 tapestry needle, wool yarn, 6 straight pins, needle threader, and visible mending booklet. Colors will vary and will be chosen for you. Mending kits will be shipped to you with your chosen shipping option.
This is an introductory class and you'll learn skills to mend your clothes. Even if you've never darned before this class is an introduction to hand darning.
What is Visible Mending? Visible mending is a radical act. By making your clothes last longer you're challenging the way we consume clothing. Visible mending brings attention to your loved clothing that might have otherwise ended up in the landfill.
On-Demand Workshop Policies:
Digital downloads are non-transferable and non-refundable. You'll receive a recording of the class and a material list for sourcing supplies for mending your knitted clothes.
Link to google drive will be e-mailed to you once payment clears. It may take up to 24 hours to receive this link.